Leaders Eat Last

Leaders Eat Last

Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

Book - 2014
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Penguin Putnam
The New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. 

In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.
     
Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

Baker & Taylor
Discusses how to get employees and customers on board with a company and cultivate a supportive mentality of trust and commitment.

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& Taylor

An inspirational corporate visionary discusses how to get employees and customers on board with your company's “why” and cultivate a supportive mentality of trust and commitment in this follow-up to Start with Why.
"Sinek is back to reveal the next step in creating happier and healthier organizations. He helps us understand, in simple terms, the biology of trust and cooperation and why they're essential to our success and fulfillment. Organizations that create environments in which trust and cooperation thrive vastly out perform their competition. And, not coincidentally, their employees love working there. But "truly human" cultures don't just happen; they are intentionally created by great leaders. Leaders who, in hard times, would sooner sacrifice their numbers to protect their people, rather than sacrifice people to protect their numbers, are rewarded with deeply loyal teams that consistently contribute their best efforts, ideas and passion. As he did in Start With Why, Sinek illustrates his points with fascinating true stories from many fields. He implores us to act sooner rather than later, because our stressful jobs are literally killing us. And he offers surprisingly simple steps for building a truly human organization"--

Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, c2014
ISBN: 9781591845324
Branch Call Number: 658.4092 SIN
Characteristics: xii, 244 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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PimaLib_LindaG May 08, 2015

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

PimaLib_LindaG May 08, 2015

“It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius.”

PimaLib_LindaG May 08, 2015

“the true price of leadership is the willingness to place the needs of others above your own. Great leaders truly care about those they are privileged to lead and understand that the true cost of the leadership privilege comes at the expense of self-interest.”

PimaLib_LindaG May 08, 2015

“Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust.”

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Margush
Apr 13, 2018

Random rambles. Seriously. With a few good thoughts - those are highlighted- so it’s easy to pay attention to what to read plus lots of Wikipedia type of information. A few chapters on oxytocin, anyone?

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Stevkato
Nov 14, 2017

I thought this was a good book, full of great information. I like his discussions of creating a Circle of Safety, engaging in a shared sense of struggle, and always practicing empathy. One thing I thought was interesting was the observation that small companies that are struggling are often the source of innovation and breakthrough ideas. This is probably obvious to a lot of people, but it was new to me. Though some of the book was repetitious, there were a lot of helpful illustrations of good and bad leadership. I recommend it for anyone aspiring to be a leader or anyone who is in a leadership position.

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cdimov
May 10, 2014

Simon Sinek writes a fantastic book on Leadership. He uses some exceptional examples of leaders in the military - like the structures of the Marines. In the Marines - the Leaders literally eat last. Contrast this with what you see in business, politics, religion and society today. How rare it is to see leaders of great establishments humble themselves to doing what is best for the people and culture of their organisations - rather than for themselves.

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Nov 02, 2017

Stevkato thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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